Selong Belanak Beach, Surf Spot
Selong Belanak Beach is a beautiful white sandy beach in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara Indonesia. The beach is one of the famous tourist destinations in Lombok. It is a worthwhile destination to spend your day.
If you love to learn surfing, Selong Belanak is the right surf spot. The wave is ideal for beginners surfers. Local instructors provide fun play for you as they make sure you get a fun day’s surf. Otherwise, if you don’t love surfing, you may spend your day on a beach walk, sunbathing, and watching the sunset.
Another thing to see here is a group of buffaloes come over the beach in the evening around 04.00 pm. You can take pictures and enjoy watching while waiting for the sunset. This place is also recommended for a wedding photoshoot or landscape photography.
Getting to Selong Belanak Beach
Selong Belanak Beach is on the west coast of Central Lombok. It is about a 30-minute drive from Lombok International Airport. If you stay in Senggigi or Mataram, you will need approximately 1 1/2 hours drive. While if you stay on the Gili Islands, you will need about 2 1/2 hours to get there.
Here is how to get there:
- The first option is hiring a motorbike or private car. This option will allow you to explore many places along the way. You can manage your own time to spend, click here if you want to rent a car or motorbike.
- Joining a Lombok tour package, the full-day tour is the best option. Otherwise, if you want to explore more other places you can also join more days tour packages. This option is perfect if you go on family traveling, couples, or group travelers.
Accommodations & Restaurants
Accommodations and restaurants are spread around. Some are around the beach and others are on the hilltop. The accommodations range from backpackers to mid-ranges and villas. For the most recommended accommodations to book, you can go to booking.com or agoda.com.
Restaurants are available at local and western cuisines, you may enjoy lunch on the beachside. You can also try to look for some restaurants on the hilltop while enjoying the spectacular view. The recommended is Selong Selo restaurants.